Seach for Erica Hernandez continues after vehicle pulled out of Buffalo Bayou Park determined to not be related to her case
The search for missing mom Erica Hernandez resumed in Missouri City on Saturday, days after an unrelated vehicle was pulled out of Buffalo Bayou Park during a search for the missing mother.
Bats, birds among wildlife pummeled during Southern freeze
Diana Foss, Texas Parks and Wildlife Urban Wildlife Biologist attempts to find any surviving Mexican Free-tailed bats in a pile of dead bats at Waugh Drive in Buffalo Bayou Park, where it was impacted by the winter storm Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Houston. Bats are among numerous wildlife believed to have taken a beating in the South, a region unaccustomed to such a severe and prolonged cold snap. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said it expected casualties among exotic deer and antelope. AdIn South Texas, bur clover, a winter weed crucial for deer in spring, was showing freeze burn. Long-term, the biggest concerns are for birds and bats, both of which had absorbed heavy blows even before the storm.
$10M grant awarded to assist in Buffalo Bayou Park transformation
To help achieve a transformation of the Buffalo Bayou Park’s east sector, local nonprofit Houston Endowment has granted $10 million to Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) for the project to take place over the next 20 years. The grant dedicated towards the Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan will fund the addition of new bayou parks and trails, dynamic recreational and cultural destinations, as well as bikeways and “green fingers” into surrounding neighborhoods, according to a news release. In addition to extending the western network of Buffalo Bayou parks, trails and open space, the master plan will also create a connection between the Fifth Ward and Greater East End neighborhoods to the bayou and to each other, the release said. “The grant from Houston Endowment is another exciting step forward in the creation of a more equitable city for all Houstonians,” Turner said. “We are grateful to both Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Houston Endowment not only for their inclusive vision of a better Houston, but their commitment to making it a reality.”